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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 7, 2008 3:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: gd with janis

well yeah, and Jimi Hendrix couldn't even tune his freakin guitar. I rarely listen and/or enjoy most of his stuff BUT there's no denying his HUGE influence on all that followed. Same can be said for Janis. She turned the role of women in music on it's head and blew a lot of her peers away.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Feb 7, 2008 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: gd with janis

Well maybe but disco and rap have had bigger influences and most of those two genres suck badly. Jimi did things on guitar that had not been done yet, you can hear the talent in his notes. Yngwie Malmsteen could play circles around jimmy but his impact is no where near as important to the guitar world.

Like a thread or two before summed it up, popularity, talent, following and influence usually have little to do with each other. I mean, look at Kiss, they had a huge following, were popular but were just run of the mill musicians at the right place and the right time. They suck but millions loved them. Some people think Jimmy Page was a virtuoso and some of his studio work sounds sloppier than noisecollectors old practice tapes on acid. Listen to the music, not the musician. But unlike others in here, I support your decision to like whatever you like without judging you for it!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 8, 2008 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: gd with janis

Hey! That's my thread...but, you make the point well, so I say, "welcome" or "thank you"...

I have to agree with JGlynn; like JJ in small doses. Especially liked the early sound with BBrother as then it was more of a "band" rather than just her fronting on her own.

The movie is a nice snapshot of her and Jerry and the others on that trip. Her interactions with the guy running the show are cool.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Feb 17, 2008 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: gd with janis

And you just made a good point about bands vs musicians, put together a few decent musicians that "click" and you have something much more than just individuals matching tempos and keys. Something prank phone call recorders don't understand, and yes is started to sound like tito. Songs and artists are popular for a reason, just as great musicians out there never get a top ten hit. They might put out 100 top 40 hits that get played year in and year out so technically they would be more popular... or they could tour everyday and practically ignore the radio and get a lot of fans that way, until the new crowd came along and pissed in their parking lot while facing haight and ashbury and anger the gods...